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Crime and Safety in Haverhill

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Haverhill is the safest medium-sized town in Suffolk, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Suffolk's 461 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haverhill in 2021 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Suffolk's overall crime rate, coming in 24% higher than the Suffolk rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haverhill is the 75th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 937th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Haverhill had the worst crime rate in Suffolk for vehicle crime, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2016 was also a bad month for Haverhill residents, when it was Suffolk's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Haverhill are violence and sexual offences, with 1,051 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 0.95% lower than 2020's figure of 1,061 offences and a difference of 0.37 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Haverhill's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Haverhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Suffolk

16% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

13% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haverhill is 16% higher than the East of England and 13% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haverhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Haverhill Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Haverhill represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Haverhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021832,293
2020862,369
2019852,339
2018822,256
2017822,243
2016752,069

Crime in Haverhill Compared To Suffolk

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Summary of Crimes in Haverhill This Year

 HaverhillSuffolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31811.578,79211.54 0.26% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft100.365570.73 103% safer
Burglary702.551,9802.60 2.0% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2569.325,1486.76 27% more dangerous
Drugs973.531,4841.95 45% more dangerous
Other Crime552.001,1371.49 26% more dangerous
Other Theft1184.293,5134.61 7% safer
Possession of Weapons341.244450.58 53% more dangerous
Public Order2448.885,4367.14 20% more dangerous
Robbery140.512610.34 33% more dangerous
Shoplifting933.382,3693.11 8% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.223210.42 91% safer
Vehicle Crime2458.922,1612.84 68% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,05138.2423,42330.75 20% more dangerous

Haverhill Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haverhill2,29383.44-
Bury St Edmunds3,76491.499% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haverhill

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Recent Crimes in Haverhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cambridge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022RobberyOn or near Market HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rushmere PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Greenfields WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eden RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buckingham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Minerva CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Gipping CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Allington WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cornwallis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stour Valley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Baines ConeyLocal resolution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gipping CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clements DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Haverhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13131612 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.470.470.360.36 Safer
Burglary54.13.62.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111129 Safer
Drugs1.62.43.83.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.32.11.82.0 Getting worse
Other Theft654.34.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.40.871.2 Getting worse
Public Order9999 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.651.20.550.51 Safer
Shoplifting874.13.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.690.360.360.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.84.079 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences34373938 Getting worse

Changes In Haverhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haverhill's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Haverhill that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Castle Playing Fields3----10.53
Haverhill Recreation Ground----231.1
Puddle Brook Playing Fields-----20.30
The New Croft-----40.74

Comparing Haverhill to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93109% safer
Birmingham49.6068% safer
Barnet67.0824% safer
Croydon82.481.2% safer
Haverhill83.44-
Sheffield90.037% more dangerous
Bristol90.528% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Haverhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haverhill East & South1,229104First
Haverhill North63180Second
Haverhill West43155Third

Crime in Haverhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haverhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Haverhill saw a 650% increase in vehicle crime. Haverhill saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 90% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+18%-9%+100%-+33%+22%+83%+12%-7%-31%
Bicycle Theft--50%-+200%--50%----
Burglary-50%+100%-17%+71%-14%-42%+57%+14%+33%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%-41%-53%-12%-10%+118%+5%-19%+29%+41%
Drugs+38%+233%-43%+140%+175%-42%-22%+140%+275%+60%
Other Crime-89%--+67%+150%-17%-+100%-14%+50%
Other Theft-76%-7%-31%+8%-15%-25%+50%-50%-25%+67%
Possession of Weapons+200%--50%+100%-20%-60%-75%-50%-67%+200%
Public Order-30%-29%+263%+63%-9%+7%+9%+8%-33%+14%
Robbery-75%-50%-50%---33%---50%-
Shoplifting-53%-79%-90%-77%-54%-63%+157%+10%-86%+67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+20%+160%-55%-16%+514%+50%+13%+23%-+650%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-33%+43%+11%+18%-32%+6%+6%-13%+40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haverhill

What police force serves Haverhill?
Haverhill's local territorial police force is the Suffolk Constabulary.

How dangerous is Haverhill?
Haverhill is the safest medium-sized town in Suffolk.

What is Haverhill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haverhill are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Haverhill?
Haverhill's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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